What Is 'The Terminal List' About? Release Date Plus Cast Led by Chris Pratt

Fans of shows such as S.E.A.L. Team and Band of Brothers won't want to miss the gripping series The Terminal List, which features a star-studded cast and has Jack Carr, the book's original author, at the helm as an executive producer.

So, what is The Terminal List about? Newsweek has everything you need to know including release date, cast, trailer, plot and more.

When Is The Terminal List Out on Prime Video?

The wait for The Terminal List is over. The new series will premiere on Amazon Prime worldwide on Friday, July 1.

All eight episodes will drop on the platform at once for fans to stream and download at their leisure.

To watch The Terminal List, you must be a Prime Video customer. You can sign up for a Prime Video account for $8.99 per month now. Alternatively, you can subscribe to all Amazon Prime services for $14.99 per month or $139 per year.

U.K. audiences can sign up to Prime Video now from £5.99 per month or the full Amazon Prime package from £7.99 per month.

What Is The Terminal List on Prime Video About?

The Terminal List is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Carr, which follows the story of Navy SEAL James Reece (played by Chris Pratt) and his entire platoon during a dangerous mission.

However, things do not quite go to plan and his platoon is ambushed, leaving James questioning what went wrong.

After the mission, a mentally and physically scarred James returns home to his family where he experiences an even greater tragedy.

As he deals with his grief, James begins to have contradictory memories of exactly what happened, and conflicting ideas about his role in the mission.

It soon transpires there are darker forces at play, threatening not only his life, but the lives of the ones he loves.

Despite the show being based on fiction, Pratt explained in an interview with comingsoon.net that the overall story is rooted in real-life experiences of Navy SEALS.

Co-star Taylor Kitsch also shared that the cast worked closely with serving and veteran Navy SEALS to ensure authenticity.

Pratt explained: "The Terminal List book, was obviously the touchstone, and I think the format...being able to tell this story over the course of eight hours allows for that type of emotional throughline to really actually resonate and grow at the slow growth rate required to hit in a way that's going to be authentic to what this type of experience would be like for a person.

"Despite the fact that it's a fictionalized sort of sensationalized conspiracy, it should be grounded in reality, and in the brotherhood, the depth of pain of losing your troop, of losing people that are close to you — all of that should be felt. If you have to take this eight hours and pare it down to an hour and a half with all the story, each of the ancillary characters would be cut down to basically nothing but people who are showing up to puppeteer exposition."

Who Stars in The Terminal List on Prime Video?

The Terminal List features a star-studded cast, led by Chris Pratt, who also serves as an executive producer.

Pratt, best known for his roles in Jurassic World, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Tomorrow War, takes on the role of Lt. Commander James Reece.

Joining Pratt is Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu as war correspondent Katie Buranek, while John Carter Star Taylor Kitsch plays Ben Edwards.

Mad Max: Fury Road's Riley Keough plays the role of Lauren Reece, James' wife and Jeanne Tripplehorn stars as Lorraine Hartley.

The Staircase star Patrick Schwarzenegger takes on the role of Donny Mitchell and Jai Courtney plays Steve Horn.

Also starring in the series are Arlo Mertz, JD Pardo, Sean Gunn, LaMonica Garrett, Stephen Bishop, Tyner Rushing, Jared Shaw, Christina Vidal, Nick Chinlund, Matthew Rauch, Warren Kole and Alexis Louder, among others.

Is There A Trailer for The Terminal List on Prime Video?

Yes, there is a trailer for The Terminal List, teasing fans with a serious amount of action.

There are plenty of explosions, gun battles and physical fights in the trailer, which jumps between James's time as a Navy SEAL and when he avenges the deaths of the people he loved.

The trailer also teases a conspiracy at play, with a message that can be read backwards and forwards: "Perspective is everything" or, depending on how you look at it, "Everything is perspective."

Black Sabbath's politically charged anti-war song "War Pigs" plays alongside the trailer, which includes lyrics such as "In the fields, the bodies burning/ As the war machine keeps turning," and "Politicians hide themselves away/They only started the war."

The Terminal List premieres Friday, July 1, on Prime Video.

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Chris Pratt as James Reece in The Terminal List. The eight-part series premieres on Prime Video on Friday, July 1. Amazon Prime